EAA2014: On the Ethical Side of Public Archaeology

At the EAA 2014 upcoming conference, a session of The Public Archaeology Group- great contributions which I hope will stir some debate

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Here’s some info about our Public Archaeology Working Group session in Istanbul in September. It’s going to be a corker:

SESSION ORGANIZER/S: Jaime Almansa-Sánchez & Lorna Richardson

ORAL PRESENTATIONS:

1) THIN RED LINE.
AUTHOR/S: Jaime Almansa-Sánchez
SPEAKER: Jaime Almansa-Sánchez
AFFILIATION: JAS Arqueología S.L.U.
CITY: Spain
CONTACT E-MAIL: almansasanchez@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

Codes of ethics are wide spread among professional associations. What is ethical? Basically any work that fulfills legal requirements is ethical, but should we always agree with laws? Furthermore, is it possible to write in paper what is and is not ethical in such a clear way that there are never doubts? This thin red line between ethical and unethical is even thinner in public archaeology, were consequences of our work go beyond heritage and even beyond laws. Through two examples from Spain, I will try to delve into the topic and, maybe, question some of our ethical standards.

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